Teatro Regio di Torino, ''The Consul''


The scenography by Tiziano Santi creates a cold, hostile and claustrophobic situation, forcing the characters into an environment delimited by what appear to be gigantic and semi-transparent vertical sheets of ice.The effect, that shows a disquieting simplicity ...
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... was obtained overlapping some big Ghiaccio transparent backdrops to some grey BGO - Gobelin tulle backdrops.
The Ghiaccio transparent backdrops have been raised and in this image it is visible the effect produced by two overlapping backdrops made of grey BGO - Gobelin tulle.The two frontally lit layers produce an evident wall effect, while ...
... if seen against the light, the two overlapping backdrops made of grey BGO - Gobelin tulle become transparent but, obviously, their transparency degree is halved due to the double layer.And the superimposition of the two identical meshes produces a marked moiré pattern.
Musical drama in three acts
Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)
Gian Carlo Menotti
First night
Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 22/1/1951

Tiziano Santi
Costume design
Vera Marzot (1931-2012)
Light design
Didier Flamand
Technical direction
Saverio Santoliquido
Stage direction

Teatro Regio of Turin

Materials used in this production

BGO - Gobelin

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

QGH - Ghiaccio

Decorative films

ZFG - Backdrops made of QGH - Ghiaccio

Mirror / transparent backdrops

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